A reformed frat boy opens an antique store in a college town, and falls for the free-spirited girl who moves into the apartment above his shop. In time, this unlikely pair fall into a traditional courtship..


Rik Swartzwelder
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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Roberts ... Amber (as Elizabeth Ann Roberts)
Rik Swartzwelder ... Clay
LeJon Woods ... David
Tyler Hollinger ... Brad
Nini Hadjis ... Lisa
Maryanne Nagel ... Carol
Lindsay Heath ... Trish
Joseph Bonamico ... George
Dorothy Silver ... Aunt Zella
Ange'le Perez ... Cosie
Anne Marie Nestor ... Kelly
Frank Jones Jr. Frank Jones Jr. ... Old Man
Todd McCune Todd McCune ... Mike the Security Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William K. Baker William K. Baker ... Liquor Store Clerk
Stephen R. Campanella ... Justice of the Peace


Clay, a small town antique store owner trying to leave his shame behind, rents the apartment above his store to a wandering girl. Elizabeth travels from town to town until her gas tank is empty, never staying long enough to make a real connection. As she gets to know her reticent landlord, a courtship develops. Clay goes slow and Elizabeth tries to push, and everyone wonders why he's so determined to be difficult. The real question is whether these two people can endure an old fashioned romance in a modern world. Along the way we learn about both their pasts and meet some of the people who have influenced them, for better or worse. We see some of the challenges of modern romance and dating. Written by somejenshine

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Chivalry Makes a Comeback. See more »


Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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When the film released on DVD on June 16, 2015, it quickly rose to the #1 Romance DVD spot on Amazon. See more »


Clay: [Opening lines; voice-over] I thought I would always be alone.
Amber: [Voice-over] Why?
Clay: [Voice-over] It's what I deserve.
Amber: [Voice-over] Oh, that's a bunch of hooey.
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Dreams Pouring Out Of Our Heads
Written by Dennis Glenn Davidson, Jr. (ASCAP), David Arthur Leslie, Jr. (ASCAP)
Performed by Dennis Davidson
Published by Grubby Paws Music, LLC
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Cheers to taking things slow
13 June 2017 | by sharanyraoSee all my reviews

I liked the pace of the movie, the cinematography, the antique feel. Filled with a lot, what the danish call "hygge" Something I think is very precious and not often captured in many movies. The movie, on the surface might seem like a religious one if one want to see it that way but I for one, am not religious, and it did not seem like one to me as much as it did seem like a movie exploring the idea of 'dating' on a deeper level. To an extent, It did explore the idea of a person having a relationship with him/herself and its importance. Yes, the guy in the movie, did seem screwed up and had these silly rules to his lifestyle with regard to dating. But the girl was also screwed up except it didn't seem that way so much because that is perceived normal these days with everyone running away from their relationships to the next one. And this aspect is exactly what caught me about the movie- That we are all screwed up in many ways so we might as well take the time to get to know each other, which in the process, only helps us get to know ourselves better with the other person being a mirror. Romantic relationships have the power to take us to those realms in ourselves that no other relationship does. It is not easy. It is very confronting as the other person is a mirror to look into ourselves. Now during this process of looking into ourselves, many of us, run away, hide, create walls and boundaries and silly rules to protect ourselves, which is what the characters in the movie do as a result of the shadows that exist within them. I like the pace of the movie and the idea of taking it slow coz i guess facing our shadows and allowing someone into our lives does take time, being authentic and vulnerable with ourselves in the presence of another, does take time. Allowing ourselves to get intimate with another is allowing someone into our space and that takes some getting to know, and connecting, not just on the surface but on a deeper level. And that takes time which is a beautiful process. I also loved the dating ideas portrayed in the movie. Cheers to taking time and taking it slow :)Cheers to the "Old Fashioned" ways. It does have a charm too.

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Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Old Fashioned See more »

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Ohio, USA See more »


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$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,965, 8 February 2015

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